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Man Who Inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Dies at Age 46

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He was originally diagnosed with the disease in 2003 shortly after he married his wife Jeanette and was told he only had a few years to live, the report said. ALS Charitable Foundation. The foundation funds ALS research and aids families whose loved ones have been stricken with the disease. The " ALS Ice Bucket Challenge " began in 2014 when his wife's cousin, professional golfer Chris Kennedy, encouraged her to take part in the challenge, and dumped a bucket of ice water voer her head. Read More »

Ex-US marine jailed for rape, murder in Japan

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The case caused outrage among locals about the presence of the US military on the southern Japanese island. Kenneth Franklin Shinzato , a 33-year-old former US Marine employed at the US Air Force's sprawling Kadena Air Base, was arrested last year for disposing of the body of the victim and was later charged for murder and sexual assault leading to death. Read More »

Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET) Triple EMA Running Higher Near-Term

As a long-term investor, I find it useful to analyze the company's trend over time in order to estimate whether or not the company is able to meet its goals, and eventually grow sustainably over time. These ratios are Earnings Yield, ROIC, Price to Book, and 5 year average ROIC. Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. value Change from Open was at 0.93% with a Gap of -0.06%. Read More »

Bone Treats a Dangerous Stocking Stuffer for Dogs

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Moss advises owners to avoid feeding their dogs or cats turkey or chicken bones, as they can be sharp and cause damage to the throat and stomach. They may be dried through smoking or baking, and they may contain ingredients such as preservatives, seasonings and smoke flavorings. Read More »

Maina Still Receiving Salaries Despite Sack - Lawyer

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Counsel to Maina, Mr Muhammadu Kuta, had while before the committee on November 23 claimed that his client received salary up to October, 2017. "Let evidence be provided". He added that assets in EFCC custody were those recovered by the commission in the course of its own investigation of suspected pension thieves, including Maina himself. Read More »

Flu claims more victims in NC

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So, the warning that was just put out that this year's vaccine may not be that effective didn't phase her. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. The group recommends injections over nasal sprays, which the CDC has not recommended for the past two years because of lower effectiveness. Remedios says when we have a cold snap, you can expect to see a lot more flu going around. Read More »

Tiger Woods shoots 3-under 69 in return at Hero World Challenge

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The former longtime world No. 1 and 14-time major champion shot a 1-under 35 on the front nine with a birdies at the par-5, 572-yard No. 3 and par-3, 216-yard No. "I didn't know what I could do", Woods told Golf Channel. I had a lot of adrenalin going out there and had to dial it back a little. "Those are the internal struggles I haven't been through as a player in a while". Read More »

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) Analyzing Financial Health

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As per Wednesday, May 4, the company rating was initiated by Evercore. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $50.0 target in Tuesday, September 26 report. Federated Inc Pa reported 623,944 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Following the sale, the director now owns 16,263 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,012,859.64. Read More »

'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks

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The findings, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine , clearly showed that blocking the CGRP pathway could reduce the impact of migraine, he said. They were then given a high dose of the drug for a period of six months, and the researchers noted a significant improvement in their condition. "I can have anywhere from 15 to 18 headaches per month, and probably five of those days are migraines", but that dropped 40 per cent on the drug, she said. Read More »

Are Dogs Smarter Or Cats? This Study Has The Answer

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However, the title for most neurons per brain size belongs to the raccoon - they have roughly the same amount of neurons as a dog despite having a brain about as large as a cat's. So that's why the dog knows what the packed suitcase by the front door means. Not only did the researchers find dogs have more brainpower than cats, they also had the most cortical neurons out of all of the carnivores studied. Read More »

Time running out for Obamacare enrollment

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For the same four weeks a year earlier, 33,707 IN residents chose plans. This open enrollment period has had a few changes from those of previous years, including a shorter selection period, less advertising for the program and the elimination of payments to insurers that were created to reduce the cost of some health plans. Read More »

High hopes for the Blackcaps against West Indies says Trent Boult

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West Indies have struggled in recent times and now lie eighth in the Test rankings, well behind the Black Caps who are fourth. The tourists have notched up wins against Pakistan, England and Zimbabwe this year, and they impressed against New Zealand A in their only tour warm up match at Lincoln. Read More »

Greg Berlanti's coming of age comedy-drama Love, Simon gets a trailer

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Although Love, Simon doesn't look like it shies away from the weight of coming out of the closet, it also doesn't look like the story is drenched in tragedy or that Simon will be "punished" for being gay. "There's this one section of the film where Simon imagines this one boy and imagines them kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas". For Keiynan Lonsdale in particular - who told his fans that he is attracted to boy girls and guys back in May - this project holds a special place in ... Read More »

Bloody Attack with Car Bomb in Yemen

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Nasser Babad, director of the police station in KhorMaksar, told Xinhua. According to witnesses living close to the scene a vehicle parked in front of the building exploded at 2 am causing damage to it and neighbouring structures. The US-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, said the Islamic State group's affiliate in Yemen claimed responsibility in an online statement. Read More »

Couples less likely to suffer from dementia

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Such associations were not identified among those who had divorced their partners, even though this may partially be down to the smaller numbers of people of this status involved in the studies. More research is also needed to understand what the unwed and widowed can do to reduce their risk of dementia. This is because marriage helps both the partners in a wedlock to lead a healthier lifestyle, including exercising more, eating a healthy diet, smoking and drinking less, all of which have ... Read More »

World Malaria Report 2017

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Bad drugs not only cause illness and death, but they also contribute to the rise in bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Health Ministers from the countries of the South Asia region, heads of country delegations, Regional Director WHO Southeast Asia Region Dr. Read More »

Paytm Payments Bank Officially Launched, Here Are Some Key Features

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While the digital banking service by the mobile wallet company had already been introduced first in September, today's announcement marks a more formal roll out. Embracing the impact of rapid digitisation on banking sector, he called to mind the fact that over three years ago, almost half of the country had no access to the banking system. Read More »

High BMI and Diabetes May Be Increasing Global Cancer Burden

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For men, obesity and diabetes account for more than 40 percent of liver cancer, while for women they are responsible for one-third of cervical cancers, and nearly as many as breast cancer cases. Colorectal cancer was the second commonest, accounting for 63,200 new cancer cases or 21.4 per cent. "While obesity has been linked to cancer for some time, the relationship between diabetes and cancer has just been formed recently". Read More »

Newcastle United boss Benitez calls for calm amid pressure

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Andre Gray of Watford scores his side's third goal past Robert Elliot of Newcastle United during the Premier League match . While United want to part ways with him permanently and would be looking for around £20 million for his signature, Benitez would prefer to take Shaw on loan as he lacks the funds to make the 22-year-old's move away from Old Trafford permanent. Read More »

Have scientists finally debunked the Himalayan Yeti legend?

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But the real Yeti may not be so unusual, according to a new study published Tuesday: New DNA samples of bones, teeth, skin and hair of supposed Yetis turned out to be from bears. Sykes - not without his detractors among the cryptid enthusiast community - was nevertheless careful to note that a lack of evidence was not proof for the non-existence of anomalous primates. Read More »

Time from HIV infection to diagnosis improves in US: CDC

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Past findings suggest HIV rates are rising in eastern Europe, particularly in those over 50 who inject illegal drugs, due to a lack of awareness campaigns on the infection's risks or how to prevent transmission. A multi-city study found that people who reported that they did not get an HIV test in the previous year included 29 percent of gay and bisexual men, 42 percent of people who inject drugs , and 59 percent of heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV. Read More »

Siemens, Airbus, Rolls-Royce to develop hybrid electric aircrafts

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The plane is an effort to develop and demonstrate technology that in the future could help limit emissions of carbon dioxide from aviation and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Britain-based Rolls-Royce plc would make the generator and the turbo-shaft engine, while German engineering company Siemens AG would deliver the two-megawatt electric motor to power the engine. Read More »

Viagra can be sold over the counter

Pfizer announced today that the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has granted the reclassification of Viagra Connect (sildenafil) as a non-prescription, Pharmacy (P) medicine for the treatment of the symptoms of erectile dysfunction in men aged 18 and over. Read More »

FDA warns about 'bone treats' after reports of dog illnesses, deaths

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This month, the FDA warned against giving dogs 'bone treats, ' which have reportedly caused illness and death in several dogs. Some of the symptoms of bad bone treats include blockage in the digestive tract, choking, cuts and wounds in the mouth or on the tonsils, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum and death. Read More »

Scarlet Fever on Rampage in Britain

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Any rise in the number of cases usually follows a "natural cyclical pattern" every four to six years. The resurgence of the infectious disease continued in 2015 and reached a 50-year high last year with 620 outbreaks involving 19,206 cases, mostly in schools and nurseries. Read More »

Buhari orders governors to clear outstanding workers' salaries

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The president gave the charge on Monday when he held a meeting with governors of the 36 states at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Imo governor also said: "the president has expressed the need to make ensure that every Nigerian especially the workers have a lovely Christmas and the issue of outstanding Paris club was discussed and that was taken care of". Read More »